The test system is as follows, with a focus on AMD primarily for the real-world applicability of this review.
Intel QX9770 (3.2 GHz)
EVGA 790i SLI Motherboard
4GB (2×2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (5-5-5-18)
Windows Vista X64 Ultimate
EVGA PSU 850W
The test system is Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with all available Microsoft updates. Latest drivers (ATI Catalyst 8.7 for Radeon) used on all cards.